The Trough Blog: Finding Portions That Work for You

Sometimes, eating well is something you have to make work for you. Sometimes its glamorous, sometimes its seriously not. Sometimes, its just fun. The point of this post is to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and make some [Real Food]. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how its put together. The point is that it is working for you. So I met with my friend Nikki to learn more about her technique with creating dinner" “troughs” (and of course, to eat one myself!) and to find out about how this portion works for her.

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Reasons I Hate Meal Plans (and 3 Solutions!)

Success for my clients has come in a deeper form over simple meal plans. In the understanding of which foods make you feel a certain way. In the understanding of basic nutrition education. In the responsibility we need to take to shift priorities in our life to make nutrition as important as we know it is (read: planning ahead instead of relying on drive thru's.) Success has come in the form of my clients doing the real work necessary to make changes. Here I’m giving you solutions to getting yourself out of the rut of believing that you need a meal plan in order to find success in nutrition.

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3 Bendy-Rules for Your Food Phases

We all go through phases with our food. When you have that one (or 3) foods that you just can't get enough of at one time. Then you get sick of them. Move on. Here's a story about that time when I was 21... and became vegetarian. I am tying this story in with 'rules' (flexible ones!) about our food phases. This story is about vegetarianism, you can apply it to any food phase you have been through.

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5 Ways to a Merry (Mindful) Christmas

The holidays can be a time of extreme foodie pleasure - but that also comes along with extreme foodie pressure. Here are some holiday time tips to take your brain from stressful to mindful in the kitchen this year.

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Why You DON'T Need Willpower

It's a name I've given to clients who have tried this in the past: dieting or calorie-counting, but failing and blaming it on their will power. What is willpower? It's simply obeying your rational mind (the part that understands things like long-term consequences and thoughts of right and wrong) over your drive for getting pleasure right now. But we aren't using will power the right way, and the way we use it always leads to failure. Here's how to break the chain of will power dieting....

Willpower is the "power" to make yourself behave a certain way even though you don’t want to. Sounds pretty sucky, right? Learn how to stop the war with willpower dieting.

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5 Basic Ways to Stronger Immunity

Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....

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A Surprising Weight Loss Strategy

... is no longer a secret. I am sharing this with you today in hopes that you not only see how rushed our experience of food is, but that you begin incorporating this amazing tip into your life. This calming technique is SO important for getting your weight back to a healthy one and a powerful way to bring change to your life....

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